What School is For

I believe a school that works is a community that supports its students to become their best selves. Each classroom must be tailored to fit the children in that class. It must meet their physical needs for light, movement, comfort, water, and nutrition. Even more...

New Montessori “Teachers” – How Do We Help Them Succeed?

View the episode: Episode 46, Supporting Montessori Education for All – Part II – 7/14/15 Debbie Kelley, Elementary Director at The Montessori School of Englewood, sums up the answer to this question by naming the two essential elements, “They need the...

Supporting Montessori Education for All – Part I

View the episode: Episode 45 – 7/7/15 Kacee Weaver is a wonderful example of a Montessori educator. Her school, Maria Montessori Academy, is an inspiring model of how a public school can embrace Montessori education fully while meeting the challenges of their...

Preserving Our Greatest Montessori Resource – Our Educators

The most loving, insightful, dedicated people I’ve ever met are Montessori educators. Together they hold a hope for the future grounded in the very real possibility of education that supports children so deeply that they will tap new reserves of creativity and...

I believe in magic and the genius in every child

One of my mentors (through his books and online work) linked to a video in his blog this morning. Here is my response to the people raving about the beautiful work Seth Godin pointed out done by Ryan Lotocki, Nick Stroczkowski, Kurt Schlewitt and their peers: Yes! Now...

What Does it Take to Do Montessori – and Have a Life?

Over the past 5 years, I’ve found that many educators dedicated to providing an excellent, authentic Montessori education are exhausted. This includes parents – homeschoolers and others. This realization is the reason I’ve chosen the topics of the next few...
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